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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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03/04
AHRQ Announces Continued Interest in Career Development and Dissertation Awards
Notice NOT-HS-15-007 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
03/04
Varmus Stepping Down as Director of NIH?s National Cancer Institute
Harold Varmus, M.D., leaving post as NCI Director after serving for nearly five years.…
03/04
Global Infectious Disease Research Administration Development Award for Low-and Middle-Income Country Institutions (G11)
Funding Opportunity PAR-15-131 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purpose…
03/04
Investigations on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (R01)
Funding Opportunity PAR-15-130 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Fundin…
03/04
NIH-led effort launches Big Data portal for Alzheimer?s drug discovery
Innovative collaboration, rapid data-sharing opens research to wider community.…
03/03
Scientists map memorable tunes in the rat brain
NIH-funded study helps understand how brain remembers everyday sensations.…
03/02
Mobilizing Research: A Research Resource to Enhance mHealth Research (U2C)
Funding Opportunity RFA-OD-15-129 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purp…
02/27
Liberia-U.S. clinical research partnership opens trial to test Ebola treatments
Initial study will evaluate experimental drug cocktail ZMapp.…
02/26
NIH announces $41.5 million in funding for the Human Placenta Project
Better understanding of the placenta promises to improve the health of mothers and children.…
02/24
NIBIB launches Want to Be a Bioengineer? game app
Game introduces students to real-life examples of how bioengineers are improving people?s lives.…
02/24
Data on children?s use of complementary health approaches
Telebriefing and online presentation for members of the media.…
02/24
Rare Disease Day at NIH to feature community building and research advances
Rare diseases affect an estimated 25 million people in the United States.…
02/23
Study finds peanut consumption in infancy prevents peanut allergy
NIH-funded trial compares consumption and avoidance of peanut.…
02/23
Molecule hijacks enzyme to boost alcohol metabolism
An experimental compound empowers an enzyme to help process a toxic metabolite of alcohol.…
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Blog Post » The Ignorance Project
At the recent World Economic Forum, brain research was a hot topic; Dr. Insel reports on statistics …
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Concept Clearance » Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET): A Learning Healthcare System for Early Serious Mental Illness
This initiative aims to create a national Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET) among treatm…
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Video » NIMH Director?s Innovation Speaker Series - Dr. Alyce S. Adams, PhD
Dr. Alyce S. Adams, PhD, presents ?When Access isn?t Enough - Persistent Disparities among our Natio…
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Blog Post » What Caused This to Happen?
Dr. Insel discusses the idea that chance may have as much to do with the development of mental illne…
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Blog Post » Mortality and Mental Disorders
A recent paper reports findings on the reduction in life expectancy among people with mental illnes…
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Blog Post » Precision Medicine for Mental Disorders
In his latest blog, Dr. Insel discusses precision medicine, which is the new hot topic in research a…
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Blog Post » Immune to Stress?
We tend to assume that the secrets to understanding individual differences in resilience to stress m…
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Blog Post » Funding Science
Relative to other countries, U.S. funding of science has declined in recent years; Dr. Insel talks a…
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Blog Post » Collaborative Care
Dr. Insel lauds University of Washington psychiatrist and researchers Wayne Katon and the collaborat…
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Blog Post » Best of 2014
Dr. Insel offers an overview of his top ten mental health stories for 2014. …
03/05
People's brains scanned while on LSD
… of scans were used, functional magnetic resonance imaging and magnetoencephalography, whic…
03/05
Cardiff University volunteers become the first in the world to have their brains scanned while using LSD
… of scans were used, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalograph…
03/05
LHP Mike Minor Has Problems With Left Shoulder Again
… physical and mental perspective. Multiple MRI exams performed last year s…
03/05
New information on Parkinson's: GDNF not needed by the midbrain dopamine system
A key factor in the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease is the gradual destruction of…
03/05
David Nutt wants to find out what the brain looks like on LSD
… of scans were used, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalograph…
03/05
This crowdfunder will give the world the first ever images of the brain on LSD
… new study uses both functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) ? which will provide a &#…
03/05
Could gout reduce the risk of Alzheimer's?
Patients with gout may have a 24% lower risk of Alzheimer's, according to new research, and it may b…
03/04
Better midlife fitness may slow brain aging American Heart Association
… age was 60, they underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of their brains as ……
03/04
Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests
… their brains monitored using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). …
03/04
Oxytocin may enhance social function in psychiatric disorders Emory Health Sciences
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have shown inducing th…
03/04
Neuropsychological, neuropsychiatric and functional tests help follow the course of Alzheimer's
The cognitive performance of persons with Alzheimer's disease and behavioural and psychological prob…
03/04
World-Renowned Doctor Heads Neurosurgery Clinic at European Medical Center
… carries out high-precision CT and MRI scans around-the-clock. A high-tech PET-CT diagnosti…
03/04
Cerebral blood flow as a possible marker for concussion outcomes
A new imaging study suggests that cerebral blood flow recovery in the brain could be a biomarker of …
03/04
Reviving drugs with anti-stroke potential, minus side effects
pH-dependent NMDAR antagonists -- active only in injured brainIn the 1990s, neuroscientists identifi…
03/04
Oxytocin May Enhance Social Function in Psychiatric Disorders
Inducing the release of oxytocin could be a viable option for enhancing social function in some psyc…
03/04
Administering sedatives for patients receiving general anesthesia questioned
Although sedatives are often administered before surgery, a randomized trial finds that among patien…
03/04
How the brain's involved in wanting and having sex
A new review looks at how the brain impacts the sequence of physical and emotional changes that occu…
03/04
Neuropsychological, neuropsychiatric and functional assessments help follow the course of Alzheimer's disease
The cognitive performance of persons with Alzheimer's disease and behavioural and psychological prob…
03/04
Neurons controlling appetite made from skin cells
Cells provide individualized model for studying obesity and testing treatmentsColumbia researchers h…
03/04
Vanderbilt study shows poor heart function could be major risk for Alzheimer's disease
A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to new research at Vanderbilt Univers…
03/04
Temperature representation in the Drosophila brain
In Drosophila, rapid temperature changes are detected at the periphery by dedicated receptors formin…
03/04
GeneSight multi-gene test more predictive of antidepressant response
The combinatorial, multi-gene GeneSight test has been found to better predict antidepressant treatme…
03/04
Thermosensory processing in the Drosophila brain
In Drosophila, just as in vertebrates, changes in external temperature are encoded by bidirectional …
03/04
Scientists map memorable tunes in the rat brain
Lights, sound, action: we are constantly learning how to incorporate outside sensations into our rea…
03/04
Obesity Is Associated with Lowered Opioid Receptor Availability
Using neuroimaging technology, researchers discover lower numbers of opioid receptors in the brain o…
03/04
New protein booster may lead to better DNA vaccines and gene therapy
Scientists have discovered a new way to manipulate how cells function, a finding that might help adv…
03/04
A direct GABAergic output from the basal ganglia to frontal cortex
The basal ganglia are phylogenetically conserved subcortical nuclei necessary for coordinated motor …
03/04
Metabolic path to improved biofuel production
Researchers at the Energy Biosciences Institute have found a way to increase the production of fuels…
03/04
Study reveals mechanism behind most common form of inherited Alzheimer's disease
A study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital reveals …
03/04
Family based interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed preadolescents
A recent study published in the March 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and…
03/04
Obesity is associated with brain's neurotransmitters
Researchers at Aalto University and University of Turku have revealed how obesity is associated with…
03/04
Experiment and theory unite at last in debate over microbial nanowires
Scientific debate has been hot lately about whether microbial nanowires, the specialized electrical …
03/03
Intermediary neuron acts as synaptic cloaking device, says Carnegie Mellon study
Neuroscientists believe that the connectome, a map of each and every connection between the millions…
03/03
Moffitt researchers identify protein pathway involved in brain tumor stem cell growth
Neurotrophin pathway signaling controls brain stem cell growth and survivalGlioblastomas are a highl…
03/03
Creative Genius Driven by Distraction
Real world creativity could be associated with a reduced ability to filter irrelevant sensory inform…
03/03
The accuracy of radiology speech recognition reports in a multilingual South African teaching hospital
Background: Speech recognition (SR) technology, the process whereby spoken words are converted to di…
03/03
Anderson School professor selected for management fellowship
Christopher Tang, professor of decisions, operations and technology management in the UCLA Anderson …
03/02
Selective corticostriatal plasticity during acquisition of an auditory discrimination task
Perceptual decisions are based on the activity of sensory cortical neurons, but how organisms learn …
03/02
Pathogen-secreted proteases activate a novel plant immune pathway
Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades play central roles in innate immune signalling netw…
02/23
Differential DNA mismatch repair underlies mutation rate variation across the human genome
Cancer genome sequencing has revealed considerable variation in somatic mutation rates across the hu…
02/23
Horizontal membrane-intrinsic ?-helices in the stator a-subunit of an F-type ATP synthase
ATP, the universal energy currency of cells, is produced by F-type ATP synthases, which are ancient,…
02/19
Early Blood Brain Barrier Changes in Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Sequential MRI Study
CONCLUSIONBBB changes are exceptional during the first 3 hours after stroke onset. Delayed BBB alter…
02/19
Imaging of Primary Brain Tumors and Metastases with Fast Quantitative 3?Dimensional Magnetization Transfer
CONCLUSIONSMTR and qMT imaging enables a better differentiation between brain tumors and provides ad…
02/19
Variations of ITSS?Morphology and their Relationship to Location and Tumor Volume in Patients with Glioblastoma
CONCLUSIONOur findings indicate that ITSS?morphology is not a random phenomenon. Location of GB, as …
02/19
In Vivo Characterization of Carotid Neointimal Hyperplasia by use of Optical Coherence Tomography: Before and After Cutting Balloon Angioplasty
We report the novel use of OCT for tissue characterization of severe stenosis subsequent to carotid …
02/15
Onyx?HD 500 Embolization of a Traumatic Internal Carotid Artery Pseudoaneurysm after Transsphenoidal Surgery
CONCLUSIONThis case illustrates the utility of a high?viscosity liquid embolic agent in providing im…
02/15
Relative FLAIR Signal Intensities over Time in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Comparison of Two Methods
CONCLUSIONBoth methods show a similar performance, and might be a suitable help for the visual asses…
02/13
Reversible Splenial Lesion Syndrome (RESLES) Following Glufosinate Ammonium Poisoning
ABSTRACT Isolated and reversible lesion restricted to the splenium of the corpus callosum, known as …
02/10
Noninvasive Qureshi Grading Scheme Predicts 90?Day mRS in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke
CONCLUSIONSThe noninvasive Qureshi scheme using MRA or CTA provides meaningful information about lon…
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